The Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies (MAMEIS), in conjunction with the Department of History at Indiana State University, is pleased to announce the date for the 2013 MAMEIS Annual Conference, which is to be held Saturday April 6, 2013 in Terre Haute, Ind. The conference will highlight outstanding current research by Middle East and Islamic Studies scholars throughout the Midwest, with a special emphasis on the theme of “Frontiers and Peripheries in the Islamic World.” Individual presentations will be allotted 50 minutes including question and answer periods.
MAMEIS – the Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies – is a nonprofit organization chartered through Indiana State University which promotes and fosters community among the many scholars of Middle East and Islamic Studies based at institutions throughout the Midwest. As a regional organization of scholars and professionals, MAMEIS is concerned with promoting the study of the Middle East and Islamic world, broadly conceived, and does not subscribe to any particular religious or political viewpoints or agenda. Our aim is to develop an open forum for discussion of scholarly issues, share news and information about regional events, and support collegial ties among our members.
The conference sessions include:
Session One: Theorizing Frontiers in the Medieval Islamic World
Session Two: Managing Diversity on the Periphery of States/Empires
Session Three: Ethnographic Studies of Multiculturalism in the Contemporary World